Art exhibit has a big Ego – five of them
BEARING their hearts and souls to the canvas, five artists depict their egos through various mediums at the Egos art exhibit at Gallery 65. From October 1 through 3, Sandy Latt, Zun Ei Phyu, Kyu Kyu and May Moe Thu will have their work on display, each with an ego of a different color. The exhibit is the first of its kind, all of the women having shown their art in solo and group shows, with the exception of Sandy Latt, who is making her artistic debut at the gallery.
A ripe meditation on the egos, Kyu Kyu and May Moe Thu’s acrylic paintings offer abstract depictions of their identities, beliefs and emotions. Sandy Latt made hyperrealistic paintings using pastels while Zun Ei Phyu chose to use paper cutting to depict her ego.
“My paintings, ‘Mystic Dreams 1,2,3’, are abstract expressions. I encountered these images and painted them with bright colours and strong brushstrokes,” Sandy said. “When I paint, I feel joy, sadness and contrition all flowing at the same time. The egos of women live in this work, and the colours of the paintings will show this.”
Zun Ei Phyu’s paper-cutting work strives to portray balance between right and wrong with her representations of peace and doves. She only used two colours – white and black – in order to show a contrast between the shadows and empty space surrounding the paper figures.
“I think although I’m trying to show the difference between good and evil,” she said, “white and black are only separated by one line. It’s very different from the distinction between heaven and earth. I tried to create some very simply, something that could change in the blink of an eye.”
May Moe Thu also used white and black to create abstract paintings of an artist’s ego, particularly evoking the feeling of loneliness.
Seeing her work, May Moe Thu believes the audience will “feel freely like her” about their emotions, and perhaps will be able to relate to the art in ways other than speaking.
Kyu Kyu’s work “Line” uses lines, various colours, and wide brushstrokes to convey both her emotions and travels, though she declined to comment. Breakout artist Sandy Latt created a series of still-life paintings and portraits of a young woman.
“This is my first show, although I have been painting for over 10 years as a hobby. When I paint, I forget everything and I only concentrate on my art.”
The Egos art exhibition is an interesting, diverse show of the egos of five women artists. If you would like to see the exhibit of over 60 paintings, then head to Gallery 65.
This painting by Sandy Latt is on display starting October 1 at Gallery 65, part of a larger Egos art exhibit.